Mayor Bloomberg Wants to “Reinterpret the Constitution” After Boston Bombings

“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

“Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he said.

From the quotes above it has become quite clear that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is just playing his typical role in the aftermath of a national tragedy.  That is to immediately manipulate it to justify his civil liberties snatching agenda and “sell the population” on implementing a total police state like the one he is eagerly putting in place in NYC.  He says “we live in a very dangerous world.”  Ok…well the world has always been very dangerous, so thanks for the tip.  However, the worst part is that he states “there are people who want to take away our freedoms.”  So I guess the answer to that is to let Bloomberg take them away before the “terrorists” have a chance to.  What a total authoritarian this guy is.  He is doing exactly the opposite of what security expert Bruce Schneier implored us to do in the wake of Boston.

The best writeup of this story I have seen is by Tim Cushing of Tech Dirt.  Below are some excerpts:

Good news, everyone. The terrorists will win and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to help. Of course, his speech is all about not letting the terrorists win. But he’s giving them exactly what they want.

But Bloomberg sees something else, something much more malignant than more cameras and fewer immigrants. He sees this attack as an indication that our country has outgrown its founding principles and that we can’t be truly “safe” without altering the fabric of the nation.

Yes, we know there are people who want to “take away our freedoms.” The problem is that, increasingly, these people are politicians and legislators — politicians and legislators who enact laws that enable agencies like the NSA and the DHS to strip away our rights. The terrorists? They only “take away our freedoms” if we let them. And people like Bloomberg seem more than willing to capitulate to the implied demand.

Full article by Tim is here.

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  1. “want to take away our freedoms.”

    What a tired old line.

  2. but a ray of light here: “an increasing share of the public is skeptical about sacrificing personal freedoms for security.”

  3. Bloomberg has gone off the deep end. I believe all the money he has made has caused him to seriously malfunction. Why doesn’t he just put everyone in a prison camp so he can “protect” us. That is what we did to the Japanese during WW II, we were “protecting” them. Frankly he can take a flying leap.

  4. So in other words, Bloomberg is doing the same thing that Obama has been doing for the last 4+ years…

  5. Blomberg isn’t any different than most all democrats. They want to dictate all areas of our lives, as they feel they know best how to dole out the directions. Building an empire shows ability to make money, but not how to separate his personal agenda from the rights of every American to have their own as well. He seems to lack respect for what true America is all about. He needs to retire himself and so does most democrats!

  6. I used to reside in NYC, & when I heard that Bloomberg wanted another term as Mayor, I said to myself “Oh NO!” How many maniacs do we have in charge with these damned Liberals? Who do they think they’re fooling? The Constitution isn’t at fault, THEY ARE!!!

  7. The pathetic thing about the DHS (which should immediately be re-branded as Department of Human Stupidity) is that they are always late to the disaster. And then they want to be “rewarded” by having their budget increased and new liberty-revoking laws implemented. All in honor of the fact that everything they touch…turns to dust. And the boob in charge of that fiasco (Janet Incompetano) is as useless as a bull with tits.

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